COLLEGE PARK, Md. (August 30) – Dean Lucy Dalglish’s welcome back message to students, faculty and staff:

Dear Merrill College Students, Faculty and Staff,

Welcome (back) to Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

We’re delighted to finally have our first-year students on campus. Your arrival was eagerly anticipated. I hope our upper-class members had a terrific summer learning new skills and perhaps even traveling the world.

The 2016-17 school year will be packed full of classes, seminars, guest lectures, barbecues, football and basketball games, and opportunities to show us your journalism skills.

I’d like to extend a special welcome to Visiting Professor Constance Mitchell Ford, who joins us from the Wall Street Journal. Prof. Ford will teach business and economics reporting, and her classes will be an integral part of our capstone class offerings. Prof. Ford brings an added credential : She is a graduate of the College of Journalism and served for several years on our Board of Visitors while managing real estate coverage for the Journal. She also spent the last several years teaching as an adjunct at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

As always, the door to the dean’s suite is open if you need me or any other members of the college’s leadership team. In the meantime, get to know your professors, work hard and have fun!

We’re going to have a great year.


Lucy A. Dalglish
Dean and Professor
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland